Les Jardins du château de Schwetzingen

The park of Schwetzingen Castle is a unique cultural monument in Europe: more than 100 sculptures adorn the park, which is both magnificent and surprising. Picturesque works of art lead visitors into distant and foreign worlds. The Temple of Apollo features the Greek god of light and the arts playing the lyre in a circular temple. Also worth seeing: the thermal baths, a small building for relaxation with a garden, designed on the plan of an Italian villa. The park’s Turkish garden houses the Nicholas de Pigage mosque, the largest building of its type in a German park. This late-baroque mosque, with many oriental elements, however, played a purely decorative and not religious role.

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